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Edaphorsaurus had a sail on its back that may have assisted with temperature regulation, a small short skull, a wide body, and a thick tail. The earliest species of the animal were small animals, but over time large species evolved, the largest beign perhaps 11 feet (3.2 meters) long.
The name "Edaphosaurus" was chosen by Edward D. Cope in 1882., and means "earth lizard".
Edaphosaurus was a mammal-like reptile that lived between 300 and 280 million years ago
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